LVUSD passes a balanced budget

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) has balanced its books by approving a $77 million budget that includes $1.3 million in spending cuts. More trimming is still possible, officials said. The 2003-2004 budget includes a reduction in programs, services and non-teaching personnel, including 15 classified employee positions. An additional $1.28 million in cuts were […]

‘Ground Zero’ flag flies here

Viewpoint School plan for renovation goes to Calabasas City Council

Viewpoint School plan for renovation goes to Calabasas City Council By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The Calabasas Planning Commission last week during an informational joint meeting with the city council approved the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Viewpoint School’s modernization project. The council will vote on the matter at an upcoming meeting, according to Calabasas project planner Joyce Parker-Bozylinski. […]

Eagle Scout helps Oak Park

Budget approved in Agoura Hills

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The Agoura Hills City Council approved an $18.6 million balanced budget last week, but officials said revenues for the coming year could fall short if the state follows through on threats to reduce funding to city and county governments. Trying desperately to balance their own budget, state lawmakers have hinted they will cut at […]

Water district budget is okayed

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) has approved its 2003-2004 budget, a package of expenditures and revenues that includes $12.6 million in capital improvement projects for the coming year. The $47.7 million budget represents a $1.8 million increase over last year, officials said. The new budget will shift $6.8 million from reserves to fund […]

Calabasas city manager will retire

by the end of the year By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas City Manager Donald Duckworth said after a city council closed session meeting last week regarding his performance review that he will retire in the next six months. He wants to spend more time with his family, he said. During a council meeting last month, Mayor Pro Tem […]

Leave pyrotechnics to pros, say local firefighters

Statistics from a recent U. S. Consumers Products Safety Commission (CPSC) report show that fireworks annually cause tens of millions of dollars in property damage and thousands of injuries, as well as some deaths. Improper use of illegal fireworks can result in deaths, blindings, amputations and severe burns. Children are at greatest risk from fireworks, whether as spectators or active […]

Consulting firm opens in Westlake Village

Consulting firm opens in Westlake Village Sagemark Consulting, a division of Lincoln Financial Advisors, a Fortune 500 company, was to have opened a new 11,000 sq.ft. office space on Mon., June 30 at the Westlake Village Center, 31111 Agoura Road, Ste. 200, Westlake Village. The national fee-based financial planning firm is expanding its Los Angeles regional planning headquarters to this […]

Increase in assessment to use swimming pool aggravates Lake Lindero residents

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer At a recent Lake Lindero Homeowners Association meeting, it was standing room only as many residents—upset over a recent letter which informed them of an additional fee—were given a chance to voice their dissatisfaction to the association’s boardmembers and to a representative from Golf Projects Lindero (GPL). The unwelcome notification which came to homeowners […]